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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.
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Greater Des Moines Board of Directors
What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help Us
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
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Regional Office
5000 Westown Parkway Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA  50266
phone: (515) 414-3200
fax: (515) 221-7994


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Cory's Story
Cory Haan

Cory, was born with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, one of the rarest forms of CHD. He has had 3 major open heart surgeries, 4 cardiac catheterizations, and 1 hospitalization for collapsed lungs.
Now, Cory is a very active 12 year old! He will always have some trouble with certain activities, but he is living a very full life. Cory now participates in soccer and karate! How awesome is that!!

Cory was the 2014 Heart Ambassador for the Dubuque Heart Walk! 

How We Help You in Iowa


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Marcy Knee, Senior Vice President of the Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement Data Office at Wells Fargo, has recently been named Chair of the Go Red for Women movement in Des Moines, Iowa

The American Heart Association has awarded $3.7 million to the University of Iowa for a Strategically Focused Research Network studying preeclampsia. The talented researchers at the University of Iowa will research ways to diagnose, prevent and treat preeclampsia in pregnant women.

A $4.6 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will expand our statewide, collaborative Mission: Lifeline efforts into rural Iowa. STEMI patient outcomes will be improved with coordination between EMS and hospitals.

Midwest Pulse Ox ScreeningIowa joins a growing list of states that are requiring hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry. The state’s new regulation requires all Iowa hospitals to use the test, screening more than 27,000 babies each year.